Grade 6 - 8, High School History, Drama
Step onto the stage and unlock the mysteries of the Commedia Dell’Art Characters. Who was Harlequin and Pantaloon? Why did Harlequin carry a stick? Find out the answers to these and other questions with a hands-on experience at the Gardiner. Learn about the Italian Street pays and view the museum’s porcelain figures based on these characters.
After a tour of this collection, students will work with a ceramic artist and make dramatic masks out of clay.
This half day program is recommended for students in grade 6-8, those studying English, literature, drama and visual arts. This program can be adapted for students as young as grade 4.